Town of Deerfield, MA
Franklin County
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Coasting is hereby prohibited upon all streets and ways within the Town of Deerfield, except upon those as may be expressly set aside by the Board of Selectmen.
B. 
On those days when conditions are suitable for coasting, vehicular traffic is hereby prohibited from using those streets, or parts of streets which are expressly set aside for coasting by the Board of Selectmen.
C. 
The foregoing provision shall not apply to drivers of vehicles whose residences are within such reserved areas, or, who have legitimate business therein.
No person shall ride upon any part of a vehicle not designed or intended for use of passengers. This provision shall not apply to an employee engaged in the necessary discharge of his duty, or to a person riding within truck bodies in space intended for merchandise.
No person riding upon any bicycle, motorcycle, sled, roller skates or any toy vehicle shall attach the same or himself to any moving vehicle upon any roadway.
For the purpose of trial, the Board of Selectmen may make temporary rules, regulations and orders regulating traffic, or test under actual conditions, traffic signs, signals, markings, or other devices. No such experimental regulation, rule or order relating to traffic, shall remain in effect for a period longer than 60 days.
A. 
No owner or occupant of land, abutting upon a townway of Deerfield or any public way which, by statute, said Town is obligated to repair and maintain, shall construct any private road or driveway thereon, so as to extend into such public way, without first having obtained a written permit therefor from the Board of Selectmen, and approved by the Superintendent of Highways having charge of the maintenance and repair of such public way.
B. 
Whoever by himself, being such owner or occupant, or by his agents or servants, violates this regulation, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $20, and be liable in tort to the Town of Deerfield for all damages caused thereby, and for the cost and expense of removing the obstructing material and of restoring the said public way to its former condition.
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The driver of every vehicle involved in an accident, resulting in the injury or the death of any person or to damage to property, which damage to property shall amount apparently to at least $25 shall within 24 hours of such accident, report in detail and in writing such accident, to the Police Department. A driver who has been incapacitated as a result of such accident, and to such an extent as to make reporting impossible or unfavorable to his recovery, shall not be required to report such accident until he has recovered sufficiently so to do. The report shall be made upon a form furnished by the Police Department, copies of which shall be made available at the Police Station. Compliance with this section, however, shall not relieve such driver from the additional responsibility of reporting to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, any accident in which a person is injured or killed.
B. 
The Police Department of Deerfield may require any driver of a vehicle involved in an accident, which must be reported under this section, to file a supplemental report, or supplemental reports, whenever the original report is deemed, in the opinion of the Police Department, to be insufficient.
If any vehicle is found upon any street in violation of these provisions, rules, regulations or orders, and the identity of the driver cannot be had or determined, the owner or the registrant of such vehicle, shall be prima facie responsible for such violation.
A. 
The provisions of these rules, orders and regulations shall not apply to drivers actually engaged in work upon a street or highway closed to travel or under construction or repair or to officers when engaged in the performance of their public duties, or to drivers of emergency vehicles while operating in an emergency, and in the performance of public duties, whenever and wherever the nature of the work of these necessitates departure from any part of these rules, orders and regulations.
B. 
When snow, sleet or ice accumulates alongside of any street or roadway, preventing compliance with the rules herein as to parking within 12 inches of the curbing, and in reference to angle parking, compliance with the rule would unduly congest the flow of traffic, then parallel parking may be allowed, and as near the curbing as is practicable, but only so long as such conditions exist.
C. 
These exemptions shall not, however, protect the driver of any vehicle from the consequences of a reckless disregard of the safety of others.